Canada Spouse Visa Requirements


If you are a Canadian permanent resident or a citizen and wish for your spouse or common-law partner to come to Canada, you may be eligible to sponsor them through the Family Sponsorship Program. If you are at least 18 years old, financially capable of supporting your spouse for at least 3 years and meet the other criterias, your spouse might be able to obtain a spouse visa. Understand the requirements and which documents to upload with the sponsorship application in this blog. 

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Canada Spouse Visa Requirements 

The requirements for sponsors are provided below:

Who Can SponsorWho Cannot Sponsor
You are a Canada PR or CitizenNot a PR/citizen of Canada
Aged at least 18 yearsNot reached the age of 18 years
Can provide basic necessities to sponseeNot financially capable of supporting the sponsee
Proved that you aren’t receiving any kind of social assistance (except for a disability)You are a temporary resident or your PR application is still under process
Sign the undertaking and commit to itYou gained PR less than 5 years ago by being sponsored by a spouse or common-law partner
You are still financially supporting the spouse or partner you sponsored before

Spouse Visa Requirements for Sponsee

The requirements for a spouse visa will differ on the basis of who you are sponsoring. These are the requirements:

For SpouseFor Common-law PartnerFor Conjugal Partner
Aged 18 years at leastAged 18 years at leastAged at least 18 years
Must be legally married to the sponsorNot married to sponsorNot married or in a common-law relationship with the sponsor
Has been living with sponsor for a minimum of 12 consecutive months in a conjugal relationshipHas been in a relationship with you for a minimum of 12 months
Doesn’t live in Canada
Cannot marry or live with the sponsor in their home country 

Canada Spouse Visa: Documents Checklist

You might need to upload the following mentioned documents with your spouse sponsorship application:

  • Document checklist – Spouse
  • Application to Sponsor, Sponsorship Agreement and Undertaking
  • Fee receipt 
  • Financial Evaluation
  • Class of Application
  • Generic Application Form for Canada
  • Additional Family Information
  • Schedule A – Background / Declaration
  • Relationship Information and Sponsorship Evaluation
  • Authority to Release Personal Information to a Designated Individual
  • Employment/Source of Income
  • Police Clearance Certificate
  • Medical Exam
  • Photo
  • Proof of Relationship to Sponsor

NOTE: This is not an exhaustive list of documents requirements. To know each and every requirement, give us a call at +91 844-838-6496 today!

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Niyati Chaurasia

Niyati Chaurasia

Niyati’s specialty lies in Canadian immigration matters along with crafting helpful, user-oriented content.

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